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Right, I just downloaded the driver from ATI website, which says it can support Radeon 9550 Graphic Card, however, after the installation, there's no such series listed there. They only got 9500, 9500 PRO, 9600....
So, I just chose the 9500 PRO, which I thought it should got the cloest specs as 9550. However, here's a thing I couldn't managed to change, that is the memory size -- I only got 16MB so far as indicated, in contrast, it should say 128MB instead.
So, what should I do then? Cuz it says on ATI website, it should support 9550 indeed. Any comments are welcome. Thank you.
After a lot of trying I probably have it working now... RedHat 9. The display properties says it's a generic video card with 16 Mb of RAM (though it's really the ATI 9550 256 Mb AGP), but I don't may much attention to that anymore, since the display works fine and the game runs... Neverwinter Nights, it definitely needs OpenGL.
If the output of fgrlxinfo says it's ATI (need to be run from a terminal in X), you should be OK. Use fgrlxconfig to create the X config file as detailed in the ATI instructions.
- If you ever had an NVidia card before, uninstall the driver.
- Install the kernel source if you don't have it
- Uninstall the Mesa OpenGL libraries
- Make sure your kernel has AGP support (if using the AGP card)
- When fgrlxconfig asks about the AGP support, answer accordingly to use the kerner AGP support. This really depends on the video card and the motherboard, for me, kernel AGP support worked fine, internal driver (ATI) support did not.